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Pictures of your raised beds?

Posted by Cheri_in_Maine z5ME (My Page) on
Fri, Mar 28, 03 at 6:44

I run an assisted living for 16 wonderful people. Each year I plant a vegetable garden and flower garden. Most of the residents are unable to help in the garden. I am extremely worried that I will not be able to provide as extensive gardens as I have in the past due to my every increasing busy schedule. Because we are a small home, I am the only one who does the planting and weeding, etc. I believe a raised bed would be a wonderful way to get the residents involved. Does anyone have pictures of there raised bed(s) so I will have an idea for placement as well as accessability? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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RE: Pictures of your raised beds?
has raised beds for all sorts of situations.
we discussed gardening at a nursing home in another thread, as well, and talked a lot about container gardening - and fact that almost anything will grow in containers = fruit, veggies, herbs, annuals, perennials.

RE: Pictures of your raised beds?

My raised veggie beds w/ a perennial garden within.


RE: Pictures of your raised beds?

Raised Beds - 7 plots and 4 barrels

Happy Gardening
Chantel :-)

Here is a link that might be useful: Harwich Community Gardens Raised Beds

RE: Pictures of your raised beds?

Have you thought about a water garden? I love mine. No weeding; no need to worry about over watering and lots of great therapy with happy fish to kiss your fingers.

This is the pond before the plants started growing this year:

It's very easy to maintain with an attached bench on one side and the deck with chairs on the other. Good luck finding a raised bed that's right for you.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Pond Garden

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